The most typical property that house-buyers in Catalunya are looking for measures 80 square metres, has three bedrooms and costs no more than €225,000 (article in Castilian, El Periodico). The findings were released by the online estate agency Pisos.com based on the searches that users on the website carry out. Although these requirements are not a surprise, it is increasingly difficult for potential purchasers to find a property that meets their criteria, with prices remaining relatively high. The director general of Pisos.com, Miguel Ángel Alemany, said that there was an ongoing differential between what people were willing to pay and the prices being asked for in the market. Property prices have fallen around 20 percent this year, but the low interest rates currently available mean that demand should rise and prices stabilise.
FC Barcelona were defeated at home 1-2 last night by Russian team Rubin Kazan (article in Castilian, La Vanguardia). The loss was the first of the season and followed a nil-nil result at Valencia on Saturday evening. Yesterday the Camp Nou visitors took an early lead with an on-target shot from 25 metres out in the second minute. The Barça trainer Pep Guardiola had warned that Rubin Kazan were an unknown entity, which made them dangerous on the pitch and so it proved. Barça had various opportunities to score, with Alves, Pedro, Toure Yaya and Xavi coming close, amongst others, but it wasn't until the start of the second-half that Ibramovic finally brought the team back into the game with the equaliser. However, although this success fired Barça up, it was Rubin Kazan that scored the deciding goal just before the 30th minute.
Traffic jams up to 15 kilometres have been caused around Barcelona this morning as a result of the heavy rain falling on the Catalan capital (article in Catalan, Avui). Several of the motorways and dual carriages into the city saw a serious build-up of traffic including the A-2, which had tailbacks of 15 kilometres, and the C-16 through the Vallvidrera tunnels, that had jams of 14 kilometres, according to the Catalan Traffic Department (Servei Català de Transit).
Also in the news: Palau fraud judge defends his bail ruling (El Periodico); Generalitat film law to set minimum requirements about the number of movies shown in Catalan (La Vanguardia); Two British holiday-makers drown in Salou (Avui)